A Pakistani scribe discovered himself on the receiving finish of criticism after he objected to the nationwide ladies’s soccer staff gamers sporting shorts throughout a match.
He raised his objection quickly after Pakistan had overwhelmed Maldives by seven objectives within the ongoing SAFF Championship in Kathmandu.
Participating in a world occasion after a protracted hole, this was the Pakistan staff’s first win within the championship in eight years, however the reporter masking the match most popular to deal with the gamers’ kits.
“As you know we belong to the Islamic Republic of Pakistan which is a Islamic country, I want to ask why are these girls wearing shorts, not leggings,” the reporter requested the staff’s supervisor and different officers on the post-match press convention.
Many individuals got here down onerous on the reporter for focussing on the gamers’ garments and never their achievements, whereas praising British-Pakistani footballer Nadia Khan for scoring 4 of the seven objectives.
The nationwide staff coach, Adeel Rizki, clearly greatly surprised by the query, mentioned that in sports activities “one has to be progressive”.
“We have never tried to stop anyone as far as the uniform is concerned, it’s something we don’t control,” he defined.
The video sparked a debate on social media in regards to the reporter’s line of questioning.
TV host and RJ Anoushey Ashraf, squash participant, Noorena Shams and plenty of others got here out in robust assist of the gamers and slammed the reporter for his “regressive mindset”.
Others additionally criticised the reporter, noting that if he has issues watching the gamers in shorts he shouldn’t be masking the occasion.
Football actions have resumed in Pakistan solely not too long ago with the FIFA lastly permitting its groups to take part in worldwide and regional occasions after a time-frame for contemporary elections was agreed upon by the nation’s warring soccer our bodies.